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The Second City's Love Factually

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 4 – 31
A holiday satire from the twisted minds at The Second City, which gets to the truth of December life, love, and romance.

King John

Folger Theatre
Nov. 14 – Dec. 2
Aaron Posner directs this epic struggle of power and the turbulent reign of Shakespeare’s earliest king. With Kate Eastwood Norris as Philip the Bastard and Holly Twyford as Constance, Arthur’s tragic mother.

Rufus Wainwright

Sat. Dec 8
Wainwright commemorates the 20th anniversary of his debut by performing material from Rufus Wainwright and Poses.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Dec. 18 – 19
A dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electric violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Sun. Dec 2
Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with dazzling multimedia effects and the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.

Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis

Dec. 14 – 15
Jazz up your holiday celebration with the legendary Marsalis!

Funky Miracle - Groovin' On the Pike: After Hours At the Library

Columbia Pike Branch Library
Fri. Dec 7
New Orleans-style funk and blues are what's up when Funky Miracle is in the house!

Home Free: A Country Christmas

Sun. Nov 25
The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor.

Billy Elliot the Musical

Signature Theatre
Nov. 13, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019
Based on the powerful and acclaimed film, Billy Elliot swept the Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier awards for Best Musical, by combining a dynamic score by the legendary Elton John with sensational dance to create a heartwarming, inspirational and triumphant experience for the entire family.

Remembering Vietnam: Helicopters

National Archives
Mon. Nov 19
Vietnam-era helicopters on the front lawn of the National Archives

Veterans Day 2018 Commemorations & Events

Check here for events and activities honoring the contributions made by all those who have served in the armed services throughout Metro DC this weekend.


Remembering Vietnam

National Archives
Thru Jan. 6, 2019

A Christmas Messe

Folger Theatre
Dec. 15 – 23

Churchill's Shakespeare

Folger Shakespeare Library
Thru Jan. 6, 2019

Simone Dinnerstein, piano

The Kennedy Center
Thu. Dec 6

Washington National Opera: Silent Night

The Kennedy Center
Nov. 14 – 25

Ballet West: The Nutcracker

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 5 – 9


The Kennedy Center
Nov. 13 – 25

National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 20 – 23

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Feb 13, 2019
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